We provide short-term flexible care for older people following a stay in hospital.

Key points

  • We provide care and support for people who are 65 years and over, or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who are 50 years and over
  • We provide support immediately after a hospital stay (public or private hospital)
  • The Aged Care Assessment Service determines a person’s eligibility for TCP

What we do

Our Transition Care Program: Bed-based service supports older patients leaving hospital who need some additional time and support before either returning home or moving into residential care. 

We provide patients with a private room at Baptcare Westhaven, Footscray. The average length of stay in the program is five to six weeks.

Who can use our service

Refer to Transition Care Progam for eligibility criteria.

For patients
For health professionals

What to bring

For residential aged care

Ask your family or carers to bring:

  • Activities you enjoy such as newspapers, books, crosswords and headphones
  • Clothes, shoes and toiletries to be used while you are in hospital, as it is nice to have familiar items around you

Links & documents

Contact us
Transition Care Program
(03) 8387 2144
TCP: Bed-based Nurse Unit Manager
The RMH Royal Park
Building 2
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 02 February 2023